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Fred Thompsonís New Energy
Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | December 18,2007 | David Brody

Posted on 12/18/2007 7:07:16 PM PST by ellery

I write this Tuesday night from Waterloo, Iowa and I just finished attending a Fred Thompson campaign event. Folks, this is a very different Fred Thompson I saw compared to his rollout in September.

The expectations are gone. The slow start is a distant memory. It has been replaced by a much more crisp, energetic, focused stump speech. The crowd seemed more engaged and rowdy and Thompson had the enthusiasm to match.

He comes out at the beginning of the event an starts cracking jokes like this one:

“It was getting so cold in Washington that the politicians have their hands in their own pockets.”

Or this one:

“It’s wonderful to be in Waterloo and I aint here to play the role of Napoleon.”

Then he proclaims he’s the conservative horse in the race and says energetically, “Saddle me up”

Now, it would be at this point in September where he would begin to ramble a little bit and lose focus. Not this time. Fred Thompson is on top of his game. No rambling. He’s focused on substance and determined to prove he’s the logical conservative choice. But he’s doing it all with a smile on his face. He seems very comfortable up there and he’s having fun.

Thompson told the crowd, “I know who I am and I know what I believe.” This statement is at the heart of his campaign. Thompson has always marched to his own tune. The song in December of 2007 sounds harmonious.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; elections; fred; fredthompson; thompson
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To: ejonesie22
A 2nd in IA would make Fred's bones, for sure.
My mom said Hillary was to land her helicopter at the community college around 4pm today. She declined to go...
21 posted on 12/18/2007 7:32:25 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: ellery

Hopefully Huckabee’s surge will diminish and take Romney with it. And Fred will get the votes previously intended for these two RINOs.


22 posted on 12/18/2007 7:33:36 PM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: topfile

Tonight on Hannity’s show he points out Iowa and Republican winners, even goes back to 1980. He’s was prepared, they were’nt.


23 posted on 12/18/2007 7:34:43 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Neu Pragmatist
It’s been the plan all along. Stay out of the way, let the boys up on the stage in their “Conservative Costumes” duke it out, go straight to the voters. In the end walk in as the adult conservative and say...

“Howdy, would you all like to vote for a conservative now...”

It saves money and keeps the hands clean to a certain extent.

24 posted on 12/18/2007 7:34:51 PM PST by ejonesie22 (In America all people have a right to be wrong, some just exercise it a bit much...)
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To: montag813

Christians sure are retards, hm?

Can’t stop yourself from your anti-Christian bigotry, hm?

Look at the comment I just made. That’s how to be winsome and effective. Not through your anti-Christian bigotry.


25 posted on 12/18/2007 7:34:51 PM PST by Theo (Global warming "scientists." Pro-evolution "scientists." They're both wrong.)
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To: montag813

Fred would never use something another candidate has done. Heeelllllooooo!


26 posted on 12/18/2007 7:36:48 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: ellery

I am cautiously optimistic.

Now hammer them, Fred.


27 posted on 12/18/2007 7:37:04 PM PST by Gator113 (My short list..Fred, Hunter, Romney.)
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To: ejonesie22

Exactly . Fred is one of the few remaining old-school players ...


28 posted on 12/18/2007 7:41:18 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Your friendly resident drive-by poster , it's for a great cause ! Stop the RINO's - VOTE FRED !)
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To: montag813

Christians don’t support everyone who uses the name of Jesus. Just watch the MSM and you hear His name used as an exclamation all the time. In fact, its more acceptable to use His name than the F word. Interesting, eh?


29 posted on 12/18/2007 7:42:04 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: HerrBlucher

Fred needs to show himself to be the conservative alternative to the Huckster. I wish him well. But if someone doesn’t emerge soon, we will be stuck with a Guilani-Huckabee ticket.


30 posted on 12/18/2007 7:42:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: topfile
"You have to go all the way back to 1980 to find a second place winner in IOWA who went on to win the nomination."

But you only have to go back to 1988 to find a third place finisher who went on to win it all.....GHW Bush.

31 posted on 12/18/2007 7:43:31 PM PST by Reo
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
I am part of the counterculture that rebels against the establishment ( the Liberal Main Stream Media establishment that is ).
32 posted on 12/18/2007 7:44:44 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: eyedigress

Had to DVR Hannity. Last time Hannity pulled a fast one on Fred when Hannity Engineered the Dobson vs. Thompson fiasco. Hannity still obviously supporting Rudy I suppose.


33 posted on 12/18/2007 7:44:52 PM PST by topfile
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To: Reo

We’ll see.


34 posted on 12/18/2007 7:47:02 PM PST by topfile
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To: ellery

Thanks for the report! I can’t wait to see him when he gets down here to Florida! Saw Fred this evening on Fox on H&C, and he was great per usual! GO FRED! :)


35 posted on 12/18/2007 7:47:27 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Bizhvywt
“I would not be surprised Fred ends up winning Iowa...contrary to the MSM. My gut feeling”
That’s all I want for Christmas!

Dear God ? grant me my Christmas, Iowa, NH, SC, super Tuesday wish for a Fred Thompson win, and dear GOD ? force the MSM to eat crow.
36 posted on 12/18/2007 7:48:11 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I did not that SHE had a helicopter. Who gave it to HER or did SHE just take it? I thought that SHE flew in on a broom.


37 posted on 12/18/2007 7:48:21 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: ellery

The bus of Republican Presidential hopeful, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, arrives in Manchester, Iowa, Tuesday, Dec. 18,2007. (AP Photo/Mark Hirsch)


38 posted on 12/18/2007 7:50:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICEís toll-free tip hotline ó1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: topfile

The dynamics are very different this year with the number of first tier candidates and the timing of primaries. If Fred makes a much stronger than expected showing in Iowa, he will have a lot of momentum.


39 posted on 12/18/2007 7:51:12 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: topfile

Just might be 1980 all over again! In my opinion, Fred Thompson is the closest to Ronald Reagan this time around!
GO FRED! :)


40 posted on 12/18/2007 7:52:13 PM PST by seekthetruth
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